The 9 Most Ethical and Sustainable Clothing Brands From Switzerland - Good On You
05 Aug

The 9 Most Ethical and Sustainable Clothing Brands From Switzerland

We get it. Shopping sustainably can be like wading through murky waters. “How do I know that what a brand claims is true? Is my scepticism a clear sign of greenwashing or just a product of years of disillusionment with the fashion industry?” While it may be a mix of both, that’s where we come in—ready to probe, prod, and sift through the gunk. Along the journey, we hope to highlight some brands that are doing the thing, genuinely making a difference in our lives, the Earth’s, and the lives of the creatures that walk the planet with us.

As always, to promote a lower carbon footprint, we recommend a local shopping experience, which is why if you live in Switzerland (or are just a fan of this lovely country), today is your lucky day!

So, we’ve compiled a list of the 9 most ethical and sustainable clothing brands from Switzerland that will hopefully encourage more Swiss brands to follow suit. Below you can find an excellent range of classic menswear by CARPASUS, a vegan wrap skirt by SANIKAI, and if you’re looking for something for your next athletic adventure, Oy has got you covered with all kinds of fun leggings and bras. With that, please enjoy!

Not from Switzerland? Check out our favourite brands from Germany, LA, Europe, the UK, the USA and Canada, France, the Netherlands, or Australia and New Zealand.

CARPASUS

Rated: Good
Man in sustainable CARPASUS shirt

Oxford Shirt in Blue – Ships internationally from Switzerland

Clean. Sharp. Timeless. CARPASUS is a Swiss menswear brand that makes fine shirts, ties, socks, and pocket squares. This sustainable shirt is made from 100% organic cotton and great for business as well as casual outfits. CARPASUS also traces its supply chain and ensures workers are paid a living wage. Find most products in EU sizes 36 to 46.

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NIKIN

Rated: Good
Man in sustainable NIKIN t-shirt

Basic Unisex Tee – Ships internationally from Switzerland

If you’re the kind of person who likes to wear their morals, look no further. Soft and sustainable, this unisex tee is suitable for every occasion. Not only is a tree planted every time you purchase a NIKIN product, you also get to show your tree pride! Products are available in sizes 2XS-2XL.

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SANIKAI

Rated: Good
Woman in SANIKAI wrap skirt

ANAIS Wrap Skirt – Ships internationally from Switzerland

Classic, but with a twist. The ANAIS Wrap Skirt is a sure standout by SANIKAI. Gorgeously crafted from 100% leftover cupro, this skirt is vegan and embodies the brand’s holistic, ethical luxury aesthetic. Garments are available in sizes XS-XL.

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Dilly Socks

Rated: Good
Pink sustainable socks by Dilly Socks

Ribbed Piggy Pink – Ships internationally from Switzerland

Who doesn’t love cool, pink socks? While socks can often be the ‘afterthought’ purchase, DillySocks is making socks sustainable, affordable, and top of mind. The unique patterns of these organic cotton socks are inspired by the colours and shapes of everyday life, which are designed and created in Switzerland and produced in a small family business in Portugal. Love!

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Oy

Rated: Good
Woman in sustainable activewear by Oy

Short Yoga Leggings ‘Galena’ in Blue Rib – Ships internationally from Switzerland

Designed in Switzerland, produced in Portugal, and ready for action. The ‘Galena’ leggings are short tights with a high waistband that guarantee freedom of movement. They are perfect for yoga and workouts or just everyday wear and are made of extremely stretchy, recycled ribbed material with a slightly shiny surface. Find the rest of the collection in sizes XS-XL.

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Jungle Folk

Rated: Good
Woman in pink dress by Jungle Folk

RENEW: Camilla Dress in Pink – Ships internationally from Switzerland

Jungle Folk is a clothing brand that believes in creating social change through business, not aid. The Camilla Dress is doing just that, ensuring that your purchase is good for people and the planet. This piece is crafted from six 100% upcycled linen tops from the brand’s SS19 Collection. It is made-to-order and can be found in one size.

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Avani

Rated: Good
Woman in sustainable t-shirt by Avani

Ecru Hydrangea T-Shirt – Ships within Europe from Switzerland

The perfect day tee. Avani’s Hydrangea T-shirt is made from 100% organic French linen, ensuring breathability and comfort. Even better, this everyday tee features a v-point back neckline, adding an effortless femininity and sexiness to a classic look. Find the rest of the collection in sizes XS-L.

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Vietopia

Rated: Good
Woman in sustainable wrap shirt by Vietopia

The Sarah Wrap Blouse in Sand – Ships internationally from Switzerland

Who doesn’t love puffy sleeves? The Sarah Wrap Blouse is playful, elegant, and 100% Swiss! It matches perfectly with these Vietopia pants or with your favourite flared jeans. This piece is available in white linen or the sand colored hemp-linen mix. The rest of the collection is sized XS-M.

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NINA YUUN

Rated: Good
Woman in NINA YUUN sunglasses

Shade Andy Sunglasses – Ships internationally from Switzerland

No need to be shady (with your ethics, anyway). Featuring a rose tint, these pretty sunnies by NINA YUUN are changing the game in sustainable eyewear. If rose isn’t your thing, choose from a more classic black or grey tint. Aside from eyewear, NINA YUUN also houses conscious wardrobe pieces for the modern woman. Find the collection in sizes S-L. Neat!

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Along with our favourite brands, we’ve assembled a collection of ethically minded Swiss retailers that are helping you make good choices for you and the planet!

Ethical Minds

EthicalMinds is a Swiss retailer and agency looking to build the bridge between international fairs, ecological brands, and the local offer. Their brand portfolio only contains designers that meet stringent sustainability requirements and make a statement with their style.

Urbankissed

Urbankissed is a Zurich-based slow and ethical fashion retailer that houses 100+ conscious brands you’ll love.

Oaseas

Curated just for you, Oaseas is making sustainable shopping easy and effortless, bringing you Good On You favourites including Girlfriend Collective and Ecoalf.

Ecolabo

Ecolabo is a sustainable online shop for all things eco-friendly, where aesthetics meet sustainable consumption so you can purchase with purpose.

That’s all, folks! We hope this little guide on sustainable clothing brands from Switzerland provided some guidance on how to nail your ideal Swiss look without needing to sacrifice your ethics in the process.

Editor's note

Feature image via Ecolabo, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet and animals. We love to recommend some of the best sustainable brands, rated ‘Good’ or ‘Great’. We also encourage shopping pre-owned as another great way to reduce the impact of our fashion choices. Use our Directory to search more than 3,000 brands. We may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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